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Posts Written By: Jon

Tying the family together

Tying the family together
Here is one of those observations of coincidence that sometimes cause you to pause and wonder. Are there unseen connections vibrating around us, outside the range of our senses? Connections, which are undetectable but really…
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Synergy of Owls

Synergy of Owls
Synergy is a word we sometimes don’t like, because it’s often over and misused. But the reality it’s intended to describe, the alchemic creation of additional benefit, is one you’ve got to love. We’ve noticed…
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Secret Places

Secret Places
There are secret places in Napa. Clandestine corners. Chances are you pass several a day. They are homes, not visible. They look like something else. Their doors are shadows, or below the surface or over…
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Dinner Time

Dinner Time
Not that you would know it from this picture, but red-tailed hawks are very large birds of prey, and the females are usually larger than the males. You'll see them soaring all around our region,…
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An Arc To The East

An Arc To The East
There are only a few things you can say for sure about releases - that there is “nothing” you can say for sure about releases, except that ultimately they will conclude, and always you’ll feel…
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Marsupial Magic

Marsupial Magic
It's time that we sing opossums, the only marsupial north of Mexico, some much deserved praise. These little critters are so dynamic, so interesting, that it's a wonder that they have the reputation that they…
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Fly Free, Osprey!

Fly Free, Osprey!
We worked quickly to get this osprey back to its release site and it was a thrilling morning all around. As is common with their kind, they insist on only eating what they catch (fresh…
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Little Stinkers

Little Stinkers
Skunks are absolutely fascinating critters. Once thought to be in the Mustelidae family that consists of badgers, weasels and others, skunks are actually close kin with stink badgers and together they make up the taxonomic…
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